osnaburg

[ oz-nuh-burg ]
/ ˈɒz nəˌbɜrg /
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noun

a heavy, coarse cotton in a plain weave, for grain sacks and sportswear and also finished into cretonne.

Nearby words

  1. osmotic shock,
  2. osmous,
  3. osmund,
  4. osmunda,
  5. osnabrück,
  6. oso,
  7. osorno,
  8. osp,
  9. osphresis,
  10. osphretic

Origin of osnaburg

1535–45; irregular after Osnabrück, known for its linen

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British Dictionary definitions for osnaburg

osnaburg

/ (ˈɒznəˌbɜːɡ) /

noun

a coarse plain-woven cotton used for sacks, furnishings, etc

Word Origin for osnaburg

C16: corruption of Osnabrück, where it was originally made

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